When it comes to the FTCC nursing program, run as fast as you can to get away from this school
. I have been in, and out, of medicine since 1965...EMT, pharmacy tech, CNA, nursing home supervisor....and then thirty years ago I went to nursing school
, the most humiliating experience of my life (which includes basic training). So I thought I had seen some horrible times but I have witnessed what has been going on at FTCC for some time and it is a disgrace. They have been failing close to 60% of their students in just the first full semester (after they have their money, of course). If you were an A student in prior studies, you can expect to drop at least one full grade, and more likely 1.5 to 2 full grades. Why? Because too many of the teachers are just completely incompetent, both as lecturers and as test givers. We experienced some of this at my nursing school, as well, but we fought with the faculty and did everything that we could to put the bad teachers, and the dean, on the hot seat. But, the students at FTCC are pathetic at standing up for their rights and talking back, so when they get beaten down, they just take it the way an abused wife is known to do all too often. At FTCC, you will see instances when the majority of a class misses a question on an exam. Do the teachers say "Oops. I guess we didn't make that question clear. Perhaps we need to examine our own culpability?" Hell, no. They turn defensive, and pretend that they never make mistakes. And do the students ever get together and go to the dean or anyone else? Nope. So, avoid this mess at all costs, or at least until either the president of the school or the dean of nursing is replaced and this abysmal program is completely overhauled. The odds at this time are that only about 35% of those entering will graduate, as if this were some respected program that has high standards. No, go anywhere but FTCC.